S Congress St, Winnsboro South Carolina
In 1785, the General Assembly of South Carolina authorized the establishment of a public market in the town of Winnsboro. This market house was a square, wooden building, painted yellow, and was topped with a belfry. Robert Cathcart donated to the town his old duck-pond, a small piece of land in the middle of Washington Street, as a site for a new market house. The town council accepted the land and petitioned the legislature to erect the new market-house and town clock. The erection of the town clock began in 1822. Winnsboro's town clock came from France in the 1830's and has kept cadence through history. It is possibly oldest continuously-running clock in America. In 1875 it was found necessary to repair the clock tower, and the present tower was erected.
Other History nearby:
(Cayce) Cayce Historical Museum
(Stateburg) Church of the Holy Cross
(Columbia) Confederate Relic Room & Museum
(Winnsboro) Fairfield County Museum
(Columbia) First Baptist Church, Cayce
05/17 Coming to The Winnsboro area
Colleton County Rice Festival Walterboro SC April26-28 Rice Run-Walk, Dog Show, Open Car Show. Performance by Common Ground.
Sacred Heart Garden Festival Augusta GA April26-28 Historic Sacred Heart Cultural Center in downtown Augusta, GA will be the focus for classic southern gardening during its annual garden festival. Join us as we celebrate the advent of spring and raise funds to support the magnificent sacred heart cultural center.
Impulse Music and Arts Festival Union Point GA June6-9 Impulse Festival will be 3 days of camping in the woods (fires allowed!), massive art installations,the loudest possible sound system and the most amazing light show! All ages are welcome to attend.
John Blue Cotton Festival Laurinburg NC October12-13 Performances on an outdoor stage,vendor area with beautifully displayed crafts, clothing, and artwork, and wonderful food prepared by all of the food vendors.
Elberton 12-County Fair Elberton GA October7-17 The fair serves 10 northeast counties in Georgia as well as 2 counties in South Carolina.